My bookish New Years Resolutions

  • I will get more bookshelves, so I don’t have to doublestack my books:image
  • I will read more non-fiction, starting with:image
  • I will decrease my to-read pile, which is….taking over my bedroom. image
  • I will finish reading all of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction winnersimage
  • I will only buy books if I plan to read them within the next month.
  • I will organise my bookshelves by colour:image
  • I will try to review over half of the books I read on goodreads.
  • I will stop reading multiple books at once. image
  • I will write at least 2 new novels.
  • I will read more UKYA for lucythereader‘s #readUKYA challenge.

What are your new years resolutions? And if any of the books in my to-read pile are your faves, let me know and I’ll read them next!

My own book THE NEXT TOGETHER, a reincarnation romance, comes out in 2015. You can add it on goodreads, preorder on amazon, or you can subscribe to my mailing list for updates nearer the time here

Published by Lauren James

Lauren James was born in 1992, and has a Masters degree from the University of Nottingham, UK, where she studied Chemistry and Physics. She is the twice Carnegie-nominated British Young Adult author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, The Quiet at the End of the World and The Next Together series, as well as the dyslexia-friendly novella The Starlight Watchmaker and serialised online novel An Unauthorised Fan Treatise. Her upcoming release is The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker. She started writing during secondary school English classes, because she couldn’t stop thinking about a couple who kept falling in love throughout history. She sold the rights to the novel when she was 21, whilst she was still at university. Her books have sold over fifty thousand copies in the UK alone, and been translated into five languages worldwide. Her writing has been described as ‘gripping romantic sci-fi’ by the Wall Street Journal and ‘a strange, witty, compulsively unpredictable read which blows most of its new YA-suspense brethren out of the water’ by Entertainment Weekly. The Last Beginning was named one of the best LGBT-inclusive works for young adults by the Independent. Lauren is a passionate advocate of STEM further education, and all of her books feature female scientists in prominent roles. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe was inspired by a Physics calculation she was assigned at university. The Quiet at the End of the World considers the legacy and evolution of the human race into the far future. Lauren lives in the West Midlands and is an Arts Council grant recipient.  She has written articles for numerous publications, including the GuardianBuzzfeed, Den of GeekThe Toast, and the Children’s Writers and Artist’s Yearbook 2020. She teaches creative writing for Coventry University, WriteMentor, and Writing West Midlands, providing creative writing courses to children through the Spark Young Writers programme.

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